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AGGTELEK, a village in northern Hungary in that portion of the county of Gomor that remains within Hungarian rule. Although small (pop. 648) it is world-renowned for its remark able limestone grotto, the Aggtelek or Baradla cavern, one of the largest of its kind in Europe. It is composed of a labyrinth of passages and halls of various sizes, the total length including its ramifications exceeding 5 miles. A stream traverses the caves, which are rich in fantastic stalactite forms.